Special Volume - Educational Sciences
ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES IN SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES
NEWMAN WADESANGO (Walter Sisulu University, East London, RSA) AND COSMAS MAPHOSA (University of Venda, South Africa)
2014 • Pages: 145 • Size: 180x240 • Binding: Hard • PRICE: US $ 35/- RS. 1000/-
(Special Issue of International Journal of Educational Sciences - No. 1)
The new political dispensation in South Africa following the attainment of independence in 1994 sought to address imbalances in, among other issues, access to higher education. This has resulted in a growing diversity of students entering universities. Universities have been called to be responsive and better prepared to deal with student diversity. In line with this, many universities in South Africa have established teaching and learning centres whose mandate is to coordinate academic development for both students and staff.
This issue on academic development in higher education has papers on five thematic frames namely students' academic development (6 articles), staff academic development (3 articles), scholarship of teaching and learning (2 papers), academic developers' roles and functions (2 papers) and e-learning (2 papers). There are six papers under students' academic development. The papers tackle various issues pertaining to students' academic development as advanced by scholars in the academic development field.
Articles contained in this edition will promote debate and development of the relatively new field of academic development in the South African higher education landscape.